USMA Library earns Federal Large Library of the Year for FY2018

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July 11th, 2019 | News, News and Features

The U.S. Military Academy Library at West Point won the Federal Library of Congress’ Large Library of the Year category award, which involves a library with more than 11 employees. The purpose of the award is to recognize the outstanding, innovative and sustained achievements during Fiscal Year 2018 by a federal library or information center. This recognizes all staff and functions of the library. Among the many functions it does well, in Fiscal Year 2018, the USMA Library introduced the USMA Digital Commons, an institutional repository with contributions from 15 USMA departments and other research-producing institutions within the academy, to share the scholarly output of USMA with the world. The USMA Library is recognized for empowering more than 4,400 cadets and 650 staff and faculty to be leaders of distinction in scholarship and research. The library currently has 41 employees, of which 17 are pictured.